我是15岁，我的生活被打开内而外. 我的名字和外观没有改变, 但一切关于我的了. 我是一个完全不同的人，比我当过两年之前. 我不喜欢的意思，当人们进入大学，并与新的昵称和个性重新创建自己; 我的意思是什么显著走后就在我心里. 我已经成为一个基督徒. 我觉得新. 我觉得活着.
我感觉那么好，我不得不把它宣布的人谁愿意听, 尤其是我最亲密的朋友和家人. 每个人的反应不同的变化，我-一些欢乐, 其他阻力，但一个对话始终站在出来给我.
我和一个老男人被我大力推崇说话, 激动地解释我的比赛计划与我的生活方式荣耀神, 特别是我的性纯洁. 我试图保持冷静一下, 但它总是很难握住我的兴奋. 当的话，从我的舌头欣然接受一种不自然的步伐, 我得到这个意义上，他并不兴奋，因为我是. 他想静静的听, 但他的面部表情作出反应之前，他的嘴里有机会. 他似乎觉得好笑中途半路和关注.
他给了我一个迷茫的样子，并冷静地问, “你为什么对生活如此严重, 年轻人? 为什么你非常努力地试图做的一切权利? 青年是时候当你陷入困境，很多, 那没关系. 尽情享受自己, 从这些错误中吸取教训, 当你变老得严重。“
我惊呆了. 有些人可能会采取这个建议是解放和诚实, 但是这并不感觉如何我. 它认为制约和误导. 我知道他说的是错的, 但我是一个新的基督徒，我不能完全把它变成文字.
我琢磨着那段经历很长一段时间, 而是润版我的火, 我认为它打开了热. 我不知道当时多, 但我知道我不能只是坐在那里等待. 我不得不站起来和生活.
醒来的每一天我最不喜欢的部分. 这并不是说我不欣赏着新的机遇，新的一天, 但下床只是似乎从来没有吸引力. 自从. 当十一点在晚上, 获得在床上是我一天中只是一个普通的一部分. 但是，当它是早上七点, 呆在床上就像中彩票.
如果你看一下我的iPhone, 你会看到, 可悲的是, 我在十五分钟为单位设置十六岁左右开始报警之前 7:00 上午. 为什么? 因为有相当多没有机会，我会第十三次报警后起床. 这些未来三年号码14, 十五, 十六，是我唯一的机会，居然有一天.
有时候我想我可以在每天早晨的那些最初昏昏欲睡分钟说服自己的东西. 这在我的大学时代是在最坏的情况, 爬出早上床的时候感觉就像攀登珠穆朗玛峰，没有任何的腿. 我可以告诉自己各种各样的谎言, 喜欢, “是啊, 你应该去上课, 但它真事?“或者”我知道你一直每天都迟到了过去三周, 但什么是新的一天?“或”也许我的朋友会参加测试对我来说. 这是值得冒这个险。“悲伤, 我知道. 这就是我所说的 7:00 上午. 逻辑.
我告诉自己的谎言是呆在床上是为我好. 不知怎的，一个额外的五分钟一个小时会改善我的生活. 当我清醒了，似乎愚蠢, 但在每天的第一时刻，似乎完全合乎逻辑.
你能想象世界会变成什么样子，如果没有人站了起来，直到他们觉得这? 企业将折, 学校将遭受, 政府将更加混乱比它已经是. 没有人会有足够的时间做他的工作做好; 在每个人的时间醒过来, 一半的一天会消失. 事实是, 无论你决定从沉睡上升是什么时候, 你只有24小时一起工作. 打打盹按钮实际上并没有买任何额外的时间. 你的工作就不会得到完成.
不幸, 我们很多人都采用 7:00 上午. 逻辑一种生活方式. 我们有时称之为拖沓. 我们不喜欢在当下做的事情, 所以我们决定把它关闭，直到后来. 有时候，我们用小东西做, 像丢垃圾, 攻读测试, 回答工作电子邮件, 或返回妈妈的电话.
可是拖拖拉拉实际上并没有解决任何问题, 所以这是一个坏主意，延缓日常任务，直到最后一分钟. 这是拖延生命本身更糟糕的主意.
说实话. 我们的文化通常不从人期望太多，直到他们老. (我会避免冒犯任何人，让你定义了。) 根据许多, 青春不是很大的责任，或期望的时间. 他们说, “你会承担责任的负担，为你的余生, 所以享受你的青春，而你可以!“人们似乎期望我们，直到我们到达那个神奇采取一切生命的轻, 责任任意年龄. 它是18? 它是21? 它是30? 你猜我的一样好.
我曾与在凤凰城服务员的谈话一晚上不是很久以前. 他并不比我年轻得多, 大概二十出头. 他从我坐下来的那一刻真的很友好, 而我们最终有一个良好的对话. 我问他所有常见的小问题谈: 你来自哪里? 有多久你在这里工作? 你会在我的食物吐?
当他回答了我的问题, 很明显，他买成 7:00 上午. 逻辑. 他告诉我，他只住在凤凰几个月. 在此之前，他在内华达州, 加州前, 在此之前，他住在东海岸. 在这一点上，我开始问自己，我怎么会形容他到警方素描画家, 万一他是某种形式的逃犯.
但是，当我问他为什么，他搬来搬去这么多, 这里是他告诉我: “就因为. 我不想留在一个地方，并采取了一堆责任. 我年轻, 人. 这是我的时间，只是探索, 不能陷入了一堆承诺. 谁知道, 也许我会找到我自己。“
我很伤心，但没有他的反应感到惊讶. 当然没有什么错动了不少或自我发现, 但有我们二十出头，甚至是我们的一个赛季的青少年，当生活其实并不重要? 我们是否应该暂缓所有信念, 承诺, 和严肃，直到后来?
我听到一首歌有一天，完美捕捉这种观点. 抒情去, “我们很高兴, 自由, 困惑, 寂寞在同一时间“。
我知道承担泰勒·斯威夫特在过去一直不顺利的人 (我需要提醒你坎耶?). 但我愿意承担风险，并检查什么，她说，在她的歌曲“22.”我知道这只是一个有趣的歌曲, 所以我不想过度分析它. 我觉得她已经成功地捕捉到她的听众的感受和时代精神. 但视角是完全错误的.
这是什么意思, 她说，在这首歌, “感觉22”? 这首歌庆祝那种无忧无虑, 光, 易青年期，我们许多人的梦想. 不幸, 它表明，这种幸福和自由的困惑中找到, 有时流浪苦不堪言. 有没有方向, 没有责任，只是混乱的乐趣. 就是那个 7:00 上午. 再次逻辑. 谁拥有的时间生活，当你感觉22? 雨燕并没有使这个角度了; 我们一直在一遍又一遍地卖这个逻辑. 但它可以被信任?
不管这 7:00 上午. 逻辑是值得信赖取决于你是谁，你创建什么. 如果你只是自我满足和享受创造, 然后推迟现实生活中，直到后来可能是最好的选择. 如果你没有什么比其他人更希望为自己, 随后，年轻的服务员的逻辑似乎靓声. 您可以等到以后醒来，如果你想. 但是如果你是为更多的东西创建?
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woow thanks alot Mr Trip Lee for this… I made this resolution for 2015 that every night I will wake up at 3 and true I always wake up but am not sure I pray I usually comfort myself by saying the year is still young I mean people are still sending the happy new year greetings then I think am just 20 let me wait when am 30 and have a family, 孩子, a job and a husband then I will have alot to pray for… but thanks for this piece how I wish I can get the whole book too sounds very informative. .. anyway God bless you !! :-)
This is absolutely who I am RIGHT NOW! 可悲的是, but no need to hide. I am a single mom, full time student, own a small business, currently a staff leader for a church we planted in September 2014 (staff unpaid), and work part time at a safe home for teenage girls who are victims of sex trafficking and yes even after reading what I do I am sure you’re already exhausted! I dare myself every night before bed to wake up at least by 5:00 上午. and set all my alarms..(yes ALL I mean the five on my phone and then the one that has a connection)always to 5:45, 6:00, 6:15, 6:30, 和 6:45…what time do you think I woke up today?!? 7:00!!! 是, I know I am so lazy… But really I am tired…maybe too much on my plate, so I am going to cut some things down currently, but ultimately your post is so true. I would be way more productive in everything I’m involved in, most importantly I could give more time to God. How silly really it is to waste such precious time. 作为一个 25 year old( 我是 25) or even as a 30 要么 40 year old we should be living everyday with a purpose because we have one, to live every day not wasted and to share His word and embrace every moment possible to grow in Him through our every day life. Thanks for sharing and looking forward to your concert in Orlando!!!
This post came at a perfect time, as my new year’s resolution was to be more disciplined, more specifically to wake up early and be in the Word every day so that my life is continually transformed by it. Thank you for the encouragement!
上帝是好的. In the past weeks before school started back for my 5 year old son and he returned home from being with his mom for the holidays (even summer) every morning its ‘I’ll wake up in 20 mins,’ or whatever the excuse may be and hit the snooze button. Man before I got up for work I had already planned my entire day out and convinced myself as to why this extra sleep would help but every single time it would hurt me to stay in bed rather than help. A lot has happened in 2014 and I hit rock bottom bad! I’m just thankful God has shown me his mercy and grace to rebuild my life and start over and find the purpose he has for me on this earth because I don’t deserve it. Being more and more consistent in reading the word and understanding the our Lord and Savior Jesus is the living word it tells us that laziness, sleep, 等等. will all lead to poverty, misfortune, and even death. A lot of sin has plagued my life and being lazy, getting that little extra sleep has held me back from the life God has for me. Nowadays I wake up 20 要么 30 mins before my alarm and hear that voice telling me ‘get up start early’, or even at work ‘don’t put this off do it now, put more effort into what your doing you can do better.’ I have fought the Lord for too long and I see doing things my way is going to put me in an early grave. I’m still not where I wanna be but have learned to give in to the spirit and just listen no matter what I am being steered to do but I’m human and I have the urge to go back to my ways. I’m afraid of letting God down, I don’t think I can fulfill his purpose for my creation, yea I’m doing better today or right now, but can I be consistent everyday all day God-willing and do my part as a Christian. Its exciting to read and learn but for me it has been scary to think I can do what God wants consistently and I go back to I’ll get with ya God tomorrow because I messed up today. Man my friend pushed me a long time ago to change what I listen to and I promise I just started listening to you Trip for a week now and you have already been an influence on my life man. I appreciate it and apologize for the long post just gotta tell ya thank you for your music and the excerpt above it’s all adding to my testimony that God is real and even though I feel lonely being a single father here in this big state of Georgia with so many people, God will work through others whether they’re arms reach or you never meet em to steer me in the right direction.
Your a talented artist my brother I look up to you I’m25 going to be 26 this May so I hope GOD uses me in a mighty way for his GLORY and riches plus i would like to do what you and other artist do preach the GOSPEL in a way that it doesn’t sound so religious and folks turn around and walk away but can be renewed and transformed and changed for the better because that inner voice that speaks within us telling those out there, there are those like us seeking of our purpose on what GOD wants and needs from us. Thanks for making this book can’t wait to get it I’m starting to like it already!
“如果你看一下我的iPhone, 你会看到, 可悲的是, 我在十五分钟为单位设置十六岁左右开始报警之前 7:00 上午. 为什么? 因为有相当多没有机会，我会第十三次报警后起床. 这些未来三年号码14, 十五, and sixteen—are my only chance to actually have a day.”
Haha. 如此真实. I have the same problem. 好东西. I’m looking forward to the reading the book!
Encouraged. I hit the snooze button may too many times. I want to live a life that points to a good God. I need to pray and get a plan soon. 谢谢, TL.
真棒! listening & agreeing & laughing. 谢谢!
I want this book. It’s for me 18 years old christian rapper from Macedonia.
this is so true and profound. Have been struggling with the 7:00 a.m logic especially since starting university where it has become even more difficult to wake up in time.
your testimony kind of reminds me of myself when I was young! Really enjoyed your perspective about LIFE!!!
im not joking, I needed to read this so badly right now. I’m getting ready to go to a different country for a year to do missions and tell people about JESUS, but the days leading up my leaving (which are now only 9,) have been full of me in the 7:00am logic. The thing is, 虽然, that every morning when I don’t wake up and I end up sleeping entirely too late, I am so upset at myself! I know I have this 7:00am logic, but I’m not okay with it. I just don’t know what to do to change it. It seems like even when I truly do try, I still fail. 感谢写这个, 旅. I am challenged.
哇, i love this soo much. Wish i could get the book.
赞美神! Can’t wait to read your new book… I recently had a heart transplant on 9/29/14, and I thanked God everyday for His blessing, my point, like your last book the “Good Life” we tend to put or faith and trust in the wrong things.. 上帝保佑! #问心无愧 #116 #DontQuit #CantwaittoreadRise
Thank you for allowing me to dive into this excerpt from your new book. I do believe this will enlighten our culture and even start a conversation. I know some younger christians that will definitely appreciate this honest perspective as well. God bless and pray nothing, but blessings in this endeavor.
Hmmm, 7:00 am logic… I cannot say I’m NOT like this! Reading this made me think back to all the times that I wake up, look at the time, and say, “6:00? I think my first decision of the day will be… to go back to sleep.” I love my sleep! Not addicted, but don’t disturb me. I should instead say, “6:00? I think my first decision of the day will be to read God’s Word and pray.” Thank you Trip for sharing this. So excited for your book, I’ve already pre-ordered it!
Powerful stuff Trip. Thanks for sharing what the Lord has put on your heart in this regard. Your ministry is a blessing to many, Lord bless.
Such a lovely post. I am such a big fan of your music. It inspired me soo much. Finding out that you are both a blogger and writer was mind-blowing, since I’m both and have been looking for someone to look up to. I really wish I could get a copy of your book.
哇! My friend listens to your music and she told me I’d like it. For sure my mind is blown. You’re real, honest and there’s absolutely no beating about the bush with you. You’ve inspired me so so much and although I’m 18 and feel like I’m going nowhere, there’s so much truth – raw honesty – and looking into God’s word from you that I’m so inspired and motivated to quit a bunch of bad habits. Imma cling onto that hope that there’s something good coming and especially not believing the 7:00 上午. logic cuz I can totally relate and it’s something I’m working on. 谢谢!!
P.S. Looking forward to more awesome music! :)
Good day Trip.